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Master of Arts in Education and Teaching Certification

Admission Requirements

Prospective graduate students at West Virginia University are urged to initiate application for admission as early as possible.

Applicants must:

  • Submit a West Virginia University online application for graduate admission.
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree with a 2.75 GPA or above
  • Submit a one-page goal statement. This statement should contain professional experiences, career ambitions and will be considered as a writing sample.

Test Requirements

Passing scores on the Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators tests in reading, writing and math. (Reading, 156; Writing, 162; and Math, 150). The combined test code is #5752.

Waivers may be requested for one of the reasons below:

ACT
  • Composite score of 25 on the ACT (prior to 1989)
  • Combined score in English and Reading of 34 with a minimum score of 17 for each area and a minimum Math score of 21 (effective November 1989)

**Scores can be taken from multiple sittings of test administrations and from superscores.

SAT
  • 1035 on the SAT (prior to 1995)
  • 1125 on the re-centered SAT (effective April 1995)
  • 1170 on the revised SAT using the combined Critical Reading and Math score (effective March 2005)
  • New SAT score of 480 using the combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (this is the Verbal score) and a score of 530 in Math (effective May 2016)

**Scores can be taken from multiple sittings of test administrations and from superscores.

GRE
  • Attained from a single administration a combined score of 800 verbal and quantitative (prior to November 2011)
  • Minimum 286 on the GRE (after November 2011)

Deadlines for all program requirements

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: March 15